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Thursday 18 December 2014 Thursday 18 December 2014

Firat News: Salih Muslim: ISIS-Turkey relations should be investigated Democratic Union Party (PYD) Co-President Salih Muslim who spoke to ANF reacted angrily to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu’s... Read more

Wednesday 17 December 2014 Wednesday 17 December 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 134 killed on Wednesday 17/12/2014:  the dead :  42 civilians, 21 rebels, 14 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 19 NDF, 12 Regular forces, 15 unknown rebels, 4 ISIS, Non-Syrian... Read more

Tuesday 16 December 2014 Tuesday 16 December 2014

Firat News: ‘We belong in Kobanê’  Youths who have returned to Kobanê after previously leaving, and have now joined the resistance, say: ”Leaving Kobanê is not a solution. Kobanê... Read more

Monday 15 December 2014 Monday 15 December 2014

Firat News: A civilian day in Kobanê As ISIS attacks on the city of Kobanê continue, ANF’s Sedat Sur spent a day as the guest of the Cido family in order to understand how the civilian population... Read more

Sunday 14 December 2014 Sunday 14 December 2014

Firat News: Enwer Muslim: This war directly interests the world:   Kobanê Canton Prime Minister Enwer Muslim has reiterated the need for a humanitarian corridor to be opened to Kobanê. Muslim said:... Read more

Saturday 13 December 2014 Saturday 13 December 2014

Firat News: YPG take control of ISIS supply road in Kobanê  YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre has announced that their forces are continuing operations against ISIS gangs that are now... Read more

Friday 12 December 2014 Friday 12 December 2014

Firat News: Fighting in Kobanê continues on the 88th day The YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre has released a written statement providing information about the offensives against the... Read more

Thursday 11 December 2014 Thursday 11 December 2014

Firat News: Muslim: We are defending democracy in Kobanê  The Kurdish conference that began yesterday is continuing at the European Parliament (EP). Today there is a discussion on: “What are the... Read more

Wednesday 10 December 2014 Wednesday 10 December 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: More than 50 air raids carried out on different areas in Syria today The number of air raids carried out by the helicopters and aircrafts on the villages, towns... Read more

Tuesday 9 December 2014 Tuesday 9 December 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:  98 killed on Tuesday 09/12/2014  the dead :  12 civilians, 12 rebels, 11 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 15 NDF, 17 Regular forces, 12 unknown rebels, 10 ISIS,... Read more

Monday 9 December 2014 Monday 9 December 2014

TeleSER: Appeal to step up aid for Kobanê people in Suruç The Rojava and Sinjar Central Coordination has issued an appeal for urgent foodstuffs and other basic materials to be sent for the people... Read more

Sunday 7 December 2014 Sunday 7 December 2014

Firat News: Fighting in Kobanê continues for the 83rd day: YPG (People’s Defense Units) has reported in a written statement that attack by ISIS gangs aiming to occupy the Kobanê town of West... Read more

Saturday 6 December 2014 Saturday 6 December 2014

Homs as winter arrives – NINO Fezza Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 111 killed in 3 days of violent clashes between regime forces and ISIS in Der-Ezzor Clashes between ISIS and regime forces... Read more

Friday 5 December 2014 Friday 5 December 2014

Firat News: A day in YPJ emplacements YPJ fighters who have been waging an epic resistance for 80 days in Kobanê have not just been defending a city, but are also demolishing the mentality of male... Read more

Thursday 4 December 2014 Thursday 4 December 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Thursday 04/12/2014, approximately 144 people killed in Syria. The dead :  16 civilians, 14 rebels, 11 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 23 NDF, 26 Regular... Read more

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Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment

18 August 2014: Mid-term Implementation Assessment -Syria  Read More →

If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that... Read more

Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria

Watch now 12 MONTHS LEFT DURATION: 30 MINUTES Zeinab Badawi speaks to Salih Muslim Mohammed, leader of Syrian Kurdish party the PYD, which is part of the National Coordination Body for Democratic... Read more

The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity

The Syrian crisis deepened amid blind violence exceeding all limits, in a way pushing the country towards the unknown in the absence of any objective and serious solutions. It is essentially beyond being... Read more

UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013 UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013

The election of Hassan Rouhani as President in June, on the back of promises to bring about social equality and justice for all Iranians, brought a feeling of optimism to the country. Positive acts,... Read more

UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013 UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013

Syria’s civil war worsened throughout 2013, with many tens of thousands losing their lives, and the country now experiencing some of the most appalling humanitarian conditions in the world. The already... Read more

CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim

In 2003, Saleh Muslim Mohammed was a founding member of theDemocratic Union Party, better known by its Kurdish acronym PYD, which is the largest Kurdish party in Syria. In 2010, he was elected... Read more

Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria: Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria:

A general view showing damages after what activists said was an airstrike with explosive barrels from forces loyal to President al-Assad in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo on December 17, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Syria’s... Read more

NCB: Statement to the Syrian people NCB: Statement to the Syrian people

The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Statement to the Syrian people The Paris-based international and regional meetings have ended in the last few days emphasising the... Read more

Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are!

Firat news: Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! The year was 1993. The inhabitants of the hamlet of Tarlabashi in the Uludere district of Shirnak province had been forced to flee... Read more

Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II

Dear Sir/Madam RE.: Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II The 10th EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) conference, on EU, Turkey and the Kurds, held 4 and 5 December... Read more

National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release

The Executive Office of the National Coordination Body – NCB held a session on Saturday 21 December 2013 and discussed the ongoing diplomatic movements regarding the Geneva II Conference. State sponsors... Read more

Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers. Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers.

London – (UPI), December 19, 2013: The head of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change – NCB Abroad Branch, Haytham Manna, described the head of the Syrian desk at U.S. State Department,... Read more

Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention

Reuters: Nour Fourat. “They took him outside the room… We could hear clearly someone sharpening a knife. And the young man was shouting now: ‘Please, my sheikh, do not slaughter me.’ He kept pleading... Read more

Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa” Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa”

13 December, 2013: Below we reproduce a statement by Abdullah Ocalan on the death of Nelson Mandela: The tears that are being shed worldwide for Nelson Mandela today, the stories that are being shared... Read more

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Wednesday 15 October 2014 Wednesday 15 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters could advance in the neighborhood of Kani Arban in the city of Kobani and take control over 2 positions after violent clashes with IS. The violent clashes between the two parties have still erupted in the west of the Security Box and near the Big Mosque, information... [Read more of this review]

Friday 10 October 2014 Friday 10 October 2014

Firat News:3 more die after being kept waiting at border 3 more wounded persons from Kobanê have lost their lives as a result of the Turkish state’s attitude of turning the transfer of the wounded to Suruç into an issue of negotiation. Turkish officials are continuing their arbitrary attitude towards transferring to Suruç the people from Kobanê... [Read more of this review]

Shenagal – ISIS – analysis Shenagal – ISIS – analysis

Firat News: HAK-PAR issues Sinjar report ANF – ANKARA 13.09.2014 11:30:30 Rights and Freedoms Party (HAK-PAR), known to be close to the political line of the KDP, sent a delegation to Sinjar and South Kurdistan to carry out inspections about ISIS massacres in the region. Following the return of the delegation the party has issued a report. The... [Read more of this review]

Thursday 4 September 2014 Thursday 4 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:   Final death toll for Thursday 04/09/2014, approximately 226 people killed in Syria. The dead : 28 civilians, 55 rebels, 37 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 21 NDF, 45 Regular forces, 5 unknown rebels, 28 ISIS, 6 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces. By province : Aleppo ( 7 Rebels, 2 civilians ),... [Read more of this review]

Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues

Guardian: Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’ The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege broken, but recent satellite imagery and interviews with Yazidis still on the mountain indicate a humanitarian emergency continuing to unfold [Read... [Read more of this review]

Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal

Firat News:Photographer explains what he saw in Sinjar Photographer Selim Yildiz who went to Sinjar when the ISIS attacks began, and spent several days in the mountains with the Yezidis, said hundreds of women had committed suicide rather than fall into the hands of ISIS. Photographer Selim Yildiz spent 8 days on Mount Sinjar after the attacks by the... [Read more of this review]

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Firat News: Turkish soldiers open fire on Yezidi refugees at border  A group of over 100 Yezidis who were able to reach the Turkey border after fleeing the attacks of ISIS gangs in South Kurdistan were hindered by Turkish soldiers as they attempted to cross the border near Roboski village in Uludere district of Shirnak. Soldiers opened fire on the... [Read more of this review]

Nightmare on Mount Sinjar Nightmare on Mount Sinjar

Firat News: 4 killed in helicopter crash on Sinjar mission ANF  – An Iraqi army helicopter crashed while on a mission to Mountain Sinjar where thousands of people still remain trapped after fleeing the city since it was occupied by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs on 3 August. Some 30 people were on board in the humanitarian... [Read more of this review]

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